Bridgewater Expands 4G Partner and Interoperability Ecosystem

CHICAGO, Sept. 14 /CNW/ - Bridgewater Systems (TSX: BWC), the mobile personalization company, today announced the expansion of its 4G partner and interoperability ecosystem for LTE and WiMAX networks. The company also unveiled its LTE Product Suite today.

News

    
    -   Bridgewater is continuing to expand its partner and interoperability
        ecosystem to accelerate and facilitate the industry's evolution to
        4G, build best-of-breed multi-vendor and multi-access solutions, and
        enable service providers to deliver a superior, personalized 4G
        subscriber experience.

    -   Bridgewater's goals are to:

        -  Give service providers unparalleled network deployment
           flexibility;

        -  Deliver the industry's most comprehensive set of 4G control plane
           solutions; and

        -  Provide the broadest multi-vendor industry support and
           interoperability.

    -   The company's proven portfolio of subscriber data management, service
        and policy control products work across any network access technology
        and are designed to enable the transformation to 4G.

    -   Bridgewater's open and standards-based 4G ecosystem includes the
        following leading networking solution providers, technology
        providers, and channel partners: Starent Networks (NASDAQ:   STAR),
        Alvarion (NASDAQ:   ALVR), Motorola (NYSE:   MOT), NEC (TSE: 6701),
        Hitachi (NYSE:  HIT, TSE: 6501), Samsung (KSE: 005390), Huawei, Nokia
        Siemens Networks (NYSE:   NOK), WiChorus, and Verint.

    -   Global LTE trials with major service providers are in the planning
        and implementation stages. Interoperability testing is also underway
        with several LTE solution providers. For example, Hitachi and
        Bridgewater are working together in an LTE trial in Asia. The
        Bridgewater(R) Home Subscriber Server is being integrated with
        Hitachi's Evolved Packet Core solution including the MME, the Policy
        and Charging Rules Function, and the Serving and Packet Data Network
        gateways as well as professional services. Lab and interoperability
        testing is currently underway.

    -   Bridgewater has over 35 WiMAX deployments globally including 4 new
        deployments announced today and has completed interoperability
        testing with major solution providers.
    

Quotes

David Sharpley, Senior Vice President, Bridgewater Systems

"Collaborative and open partner ecosystems are one of the most effective ways to accelerate the transition to 4G. We continue to invest in a broad partner and interoperability ecosystem to help our service provider customers rapidly launch 4G services and deliver innovative mobile services such as interactive video, machine-to-machine applications, and advanced social networking."

Visit Bridgewater Systems at 4G World, Meeting Room 835, September 15-18, 2009 at McCormick Place in Chicago to learn more about our innovative solutions for 4G LTE and WiMAX. Join Bridgewater's David Sharpley, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Product Management for a discussion on the "Open Mobile Network Business Opportunity" on September 17th at 2:00 PM.

Tags / Keywords

Bridgewater Systems, LTE, WiMAX, Home Subscriber Server, HSS, Policy Controller, PCRF, Service Controller, AAA, 3GPP, Evolved Packet Core

Links

http://www.bridgewatersystems.com/LTE.aspx

http://www.bridgewatersystems.com/WiMAX.aspx

http://www.bridgewatersystems.com/Service-Controller.aspx

http://www.bridgewatersystems.com/Home-Subscriber-Server.aspx

http://www.bridgewatersystems.com/Policy-Controller.aspx

About Bridgewater Systems

Bridgewater Systems, the mobile personalization company, enables service providers to efficiently manage and profit from mobile data services, content and commerce. The company's market leading mobile personalization suite provides a real-time, unified view of subscribers including entitlements, devices, networks, billing profiles, preferences and context. Anchored by Bridgewater's Subscriber Data Broker(TM), the portfolio of carrier-grade and standards-based products includes the Bridgewater(R) Service Controller (AAA), the Bridgewater(R) Policy Controller (PCRF) and the Bridgewater(R) Home Subscriber Server (HSS). More than 140 leading service providers including America Movil, Bell Canada, Clearwire, Cox, Hutchison Telecom, Iusacell, Scartel, SmarTone-Vodafone, Sprint, Tata Teleservices, Tatung, Telmex, Telstra, and Verizon Wireless use Bridgewater's solutions to rapidly deliver innovative mobile services to over 150 million subscribers. For more information, visit us at www.bridgewatersystems.com.

Bridgewater, Bridgewater Systems, the Bridgewater Systems logo, WideSpan, Smart Caps, myPolicy, and Subscriber Data Broker are trademarks or registered trademarks of Bridgewater Systems Corporation. All other company, product names and any registered and unregistered trademarks mentioned are used for identification purposes only and remain the exclusive property of their respective owners.

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For further information: For further information: Joanne Steinberg, Bridgewater Systems, joanne.steinberg@bridgewatersystems.com, Tel: (613) 591-9104 extension 2032, Mobile: (613) 884-8831; James Cook, MS&L North America, james.cook@mslworldwide.com, (416) 967-3702

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